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Dear Microsoft,

We need to talk. This is another one of those come to Jesus moments. If we can have some straight talk between us? Pirates & the extremely poor will never pay for a legitimate copy of Windows. Many don't pay because they are unable too. Others because they oppose paying for software. Many don't because they can't tell the difference between pirated & legit software. Before you ask, yes there are people who couldn't tell the difference even with a diagram.

The biggest threat to people's data is non-genuine copies of Windows, unpatched copies of Windows, expired Windows editions like 98, 2000, & Windows XP, & pirated copies with malware payloads.

At first, it seemed like Windows 10 could have been a great deal to help get everyone on Windows again. But then you let the lawyers step in. Instead of a grand amnesty plan, there's all kinds of " provisos, a, a couple of quid pro quos". (Thank you Robin Williams & Disney.) Now people's reactions are easy. Typical Microsoft. Screw something up that could have been cool. Sound familiar? Xbox One? Yeah..

I need to speak to Satya Nadella. Satya, give up on getting pirates to pay. If I can be brutally blunt? It's not going to happen. Not in a million years. The best course of action would be to make Windows 10 free for all. A massive amnesty plan. Most people don't pay for Windows directly. Users typically buy a PC & get Windows. 19% of users are still using Windows XP. Even after being unpatched for 11 months. 60% to 75 percent of Chinese users run pirated versions of Windows. I don't see them upgrading.

Or if you really must charge? My advice? Windows 10 for $10 bucks. It doesn't literally need to be the US dollar equivalent of $10. Local currency versions that make it so simple for people to upgrade. The overriding goal should be to get everyone on board. I say do it for free. But if Microsoft simply must have money? 10 for $10. Take it or leave it. We can always switch to Linux. Just saying!
Summary:Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
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We don't need mass spying. What we need is a focus on the criminals doing the wrong things. Wading through 200,000,000 calls is like searching a massive haystack for just one needle.

Let's reform the NSA. Our calls are private. Search for the real bad guys not the honest citizens.
The USA PATRIOT Act granted the government powerful new spying capabilities that have grown out of control—but the provision that the FBI and NSA have been using to collect the phone records of millions of innocent people expires on June 1. Tell Congress: it’s time to rethink out-of-control spying. A vote to reauthorize Section 215 is a vote against the Constitution.
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One of my favorite Fan made Doctor Who trailers gets an update to include both the War Doctor & the 12th Doctor aka Peter Capaldi.

Enjoy "Doctor Who - The First Question" The Definitive Edition in HD."

Credit: LastWhovianTrailers
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What drives a boy to seek revenge? The murder of his father. This is the sad fateful tale of Casval Rem Deikun. But maybe you've heard his other name? Char Aznable. Also known as "The Red Comet."

This is the beginning of the blood stained vengeance of Char Aznable. Growing up in the decade long drumbeat to war, Casval pledges his life to avenging his father. When the One Year War finally starts? Casval will fight Earth as Char but carves his path through the family that plotted to kill his own. As his vengeance takes place, Earth & Space will never be the same.

Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: "Blue-Eyed Casval." WHO WILL SURVIVE? On streaming services February 28th.
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Dear Google,

We need to have come to Jesus moment. Chrome isn't quite so lean anymore. Android needs an overhaul. Google Glass is dead. What started as a very promising company that "does no evil" has in fact has pointed towards the evil. So Mr. Larry Page, we need to talk.
Google is steadily losing our trust. Google needs to reverse course before it becomes the new Microsoft of the 1990's. Sadly, we're seeing the old Microsoft change course & reinvent itself as a Mobile First, Cloud First entity that's multi-platform & everywhere its customer seems to be.

First, Google needs to get Chrome back on a diet. Less memory intensive, less drive space, more stable, & more broadly supported. Second, Android needs to own the updates, security fixes, & take away OEM interference. Windows has the same problem. Third, Google needs to support Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Excluding YouTube, Gmail, & Chrome support is an act of a monopolist. The company needs to make a deal with Microsoft for patent infringement, support, & cross licensing deals. Microsoft broadly supports both Android, iOS, & is making headway in open source.

Finally, Google needs to honor it's openness commitments. Broadly support the initiatives to preserve the past for the public good such as an internet archive. Restore the 20% time, Google Labs, & the experimentation that leads to innovative solutions. The Google that many of us love is changing & not for the better.

I hope to appeal to Larry Page & Sergey Brin to dial it back. Profit is essential for any corporation but not at the expense of the spirit of the company they launched. Don't become the next Microsoft or Apple. Be Google. Don't be Evil! Make peace. Don't monopolize. Reach out to your competition. Innovate.
Dear Google: what happened? Android sales are falling. Chrome has become a bloated hog. Analysts are calling you "the new Microsoft," or worse, "the new..
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THIS right here is why I read Paul Thurrott's articles. HIs insight on the state of Windows is just impressive. The biggest problem with the Windows ecosystem is bloatware/crapware. All those 30 day anti-virus programs, cleaners, performance enhancers, temporary suites, proprietary monitoring & garbage programs the OEM's put on PC's.

The solution is clear. Paul's solution is brilliant. Microsoft must drop the Signature hammer on all Windows OEM. It would be a commandment to all PC makers. "Thou shall NOT crap up thy system with garbage software!" Paul says it best.

"Microsoft needs to make the pure Windows 10 Signature experience a requirement for any hardware maker that wants to license this OS and sell it on new devices to customers. The software giant can no longer allow PC makers to ruin the Windows experience in order to focus on short-term revenue—they get paid to put crapware on your PC—at the expense of the long-term. Today, customers are running to Mac and Chromebook not because they offer better user experiences, applications, or features. They’re running to those platforms because they’re cleaner. Because they just work."

A clean "pure" Windows 10 install on all brand new PC devices would do a lot to change the perception of Windows. Instead of a compromised experience, a clean, sanitized, & performance ready experience would do wonders. But PC makers need to be yanked away from the teat of paid bloat/crapware.

I'd like to go a step further.

All "Signature" PC's would have a minimum of 4GB of RAM. The graphics cards must run DirectX 12 very well. Signature PC's should have at 2 hard drives. One SSD for Windows & software. One HDD for files, music, video, & pictures. All Signature tablets need at least 128GB storage, a microSD to bump up storage further, a separate 16 GB storage for the OS, & include an option to add LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi as the default.
Satya Nadella wants people to love Windows. But I have bad news, Mr. Nadella. No one is ever going to love Windows until you fix this one problem.
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Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy. May your spirit Live long & prosper.
 
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."

-William Shatner

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If you have one of the following Lenovo devices? You've got the Superfish adware/malware on your machine.

G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch 
Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
E Series: E10-30

To remove the offending SuperFish malware? Go here & download the removal tool.

http://support.lenovo.com/…/product_sec…/superfish_uninstall
There is no doubt over the last 24 hours or so you have heard and read a lot about this entire Superfish malware incident with Lenovo. Also read: My Take on Lenovo, OEMS and Junkware on new computers and Microsoft vs. SuperFish here at the SuperSite for Windows.
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BREAKING ANIME NEWS: Bandai Visual in conjunction with NYAV Post has released the first 7 minutes of the brand spanking new "Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue Eyed Casval."

Once you get past the Japanese pre-roll, the first 7 minutes of the episode are fully dubbed in English. You'll get to check out The Battle of Loum & the pre-text to the One Year War.

The story starts in UC 0079 & then backtracks to UC 0068. The One Year War starts 11 years later in UC 0079. Make sure you bump up the resolution to 720p for the stunning visuals. Also, for you subtitled fans, the Japanese sub is available on YouTube at GundamInfo. Enjoy.
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We've reached an interesting nexus point in technology. A point where writers, game designers, illustrators, & video game technology has blurred the lines between art & the real world. It's becoming harder & harder to distinguish what's an animated game vs a filmed sequence.

Some may fear this. Of course that's the natural reaction. But you can't hold back progress. I say that this a way to add a cinema/movie style presentation & sensibility to video games. Eventually, this will become virtual reality & augmented reality. There are ramifications to having this level of realism that go beyond entertainment.

Imagine training simulations to help train employees. A sense of realism, very genuine, with actors re-enacting actual situations. You won't be bored with work training ever again. Or helping doctors, nurses, first responders, & police officers go through simulations work on strengths, eliminate mistakes, & give them some experience before they step into real world situations. This could be applied to construction jobs, retail jobs, pharmacy, the military, & many many more situations.
Quick! What do you do when you live in Los Angeles (a city based on the latest Grand Theft Auto game), have a camera, and a few mornings/evenings of free time? If you answered
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There's way too much time wasted in an NFL game. Perhaps if the NFL would eliminate players standing around between plays(no huddle offense/defense) , coach shots, sideline shots, on-screen promotions, & other wasted time? The games could be shortened or a fifth quarter could be added. 
It was a huge surprise to me when I went to my first professional game - the home game when the Oakland Raiders came back to Oakland. I had to ask, why are all the players standing around, and I was told it was commercial time.. Jordi Posthumus2 hours ago. Woooooo I can comment. That is all.  ...
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Google likes to point out other services security flaws but it's not to keen on patching it's own. Android users with 4.3 or less have a flaw that Google isn't going to patch. A flaw in WebView (a core component used to render web pages on an Android device) impacts nearly 1 billion users.

Industry reports say that there are roughly 1.56 billion phones with Android on them, and if 60% are running the now non-supported version of Android, that means roughly 930 million phones are now vulnerable. It a stunning display of hypocrisy on Google's part to go after Microsoft but fail to patch its own product.

Google has a patching & update problem. It really needs to take full ownership of security updates & upgrades. Waiting on the OEM's & carriers to patch phones is an unwarranted gamble.
Last month, Google released details of a Windows flaw after being asked by Microsoft to wait two days for Patch Tuesday. A new report says Google won't patch a flaw affecting nearly 1 billion users.
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A father, friend, brother, son, & human being trying to slash his way to the future!
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Born in NJ. Moved to TX in 1979. Grew up in Dallas.A longtime fan of Batman, Star Trek, Gundam, Anime in general, Dragon Ball, Voltron, Thundercats, muscle cars, & a major technology enthusiast. Graduated Turner H.S. in 1997. Attended Texas A&M University at Commerce (Formerly East Texas State Univeristy). Father of two wonderful kids & a man determined to return to college.
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Performed in Carnegie Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, marched in the Adolphus Christmas Parade twice, & proud father of 2 great kids.
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